Ones to Watch, 15 July 2019

Americas: Mexico’s Trans-Isthmus trade corridor to face increasing local opposition   Sectors: trade; transport Key Risks: civil unrest; local opposition; business disruption In Mexico, one of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s priority infrastructure projects will continue to face strong local opposition. In early July four members of two indigenous communities located in the Isthmus...

Ones to Watch, 8 July 2019

Americas: Indigenous protests against oil-related activities intensify in northern Peru Sectors: oil and gas Key Risks: civil unrest; business disruption In Peru, indigenous-led disruptive unrest against oil-related activities appears set to intensify in the northern Loreto region. On 6 July around 400 indigenous protesters took over Station 5 of the state-owned Petroperu’s Norperuano pipeline...

China: The Baoshang Backlash

Key sectors: finance Key risks: liquidity risks; credit risks On 24 May the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced that Inner Mongolia-based Baoshang Bank will be taken into receivership for one year due to “serious credit risks”. The move is a rare one; Baoshang is the first commercial bank in China to be taken...

Political Risk Outlook Q2 2019 – Ones to Watch

AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape was fundamentally altered in Q2, and provides forecasts for Q3 2019. AKE's political risk outlook map draws on our rigorous risk ratings for the main economic, regulatory and political hurdles facing countries across the globe...

Ones to Watch, 1 July 2019

Americas: Strikes, unrest against President Morales re-election bid to intensify across Bolivia  Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; business disruption In Bolivia, opposition-led action to protest President Evo Morales’ controversial decision to run for a fourth consecutive term is expected to intensify ahead of the 20 October general elections. On 25 June opposition groups...